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Supreme Court Tosses St. Louis Murder Convictions for Man on Death RowThe court's 4-3 ruling on Tuesday sends Reginald Clemons' case back to circuit court, and gives the state 60 days to either seek a retrial or allow charges to be dismissed.
Missouri Shooting Plot Suspect Appeals 15-Year SentenceA defense attorney told state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that a southwest Missouri man accused of planning shootings at a movie theater and store only thought about carrying out such an attack.
Family Challenges Missouri Limits on Non-Economic DamagesA lawyer for the family of a woman who died after a heart operation argued Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court that state law limiting how much they can receive in damages is unconstitutional.
Missouri No Longer Due $50 Million from Tobacco SettlementMissouri's budget director says the state can't count on getting $50 million in anticipated tobacco settlement money.
Mo. and Ill. Courts Ranked Poorly in National SurveyMadison County, Illinois, is ranked the third worst "judicial hellhole" in the nation.
Inmate's Divorce Request Rejected by Missouri Supreme CourtThe court ruled the inmate won't be able to show up for hearing because he is incarcerated.
Do You Get a Refund? St. Louis Pays Back Red-Light Camera TicketsThe city halted the red-light camera program and dismissed pending cases.
Motorists Win in 3 Rulings on Traffic CamerasIn the St. Louis red light camera case, the high court ruled that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it shifts the burden of proof from the state to the vehicle owner to prove who was driving the car at the time of the alleged violation.
Illinois High Court Rejects Intervention on State PaychecksThe Illinois Supreme Court has denied a request by state officials to decide the issue of paying government workers during the budget crisis.
Convicted Felons Argue They Have Gun Rights TooA Missouri law prohibits convicted felons from owning a firearm, but they want their Fifth Amendment right.
Nixon Directs Agencies to Implement Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage RulingGov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order directing all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the executive branch to take all necessary measures to ensure compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
Mo. Supreme Court Upholds Second Amendment Ballot IssueThe Missouri Supreme Court upholds the Second Amendment ballot issue that voters approved last August.
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